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If you’re looking for some delicious local products of Rhodes Island, look no further than the following list! From honey and olives to handmade pasta, cheese and wine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
The top local products of Rhodes!
Local honey from Rhodes Island is some of the best in Greece. Be sure to try it in one of the many traditional dishes or simply on its own.
Melissokomiki Dodecanisou has assembled a cooperative of roughly 70 beekeepers and supplies a range of honey (thyme, pine, bloom) as well as other beehive goods. There is also a Bee Museum (the only one in Greece) where you may learn about Rhodes’ beekeeping legacy dating back to antiquity.
Melekouni is a honey-based specialty, a traditional sweet. Melekouni is a healthful dessert that distinguishes for its delicious flavor and strong nutritional content. Honey, natural sesame seeds, almonds, grated orange bergamot, and spices are among the ingredients. It’s a classic dessert at weddings and other social gatherings.
It is a Turkish delicacy that was popularized in Rhodes by the proprietor of the famed Stani bakery and milk shop in 1952. Mouhalebi is a lighter variant of the Italian pannacotta prepared with milk, rice flour, rosewater, and crushed mastiha pieces. Local sweets are just excellent!
Another local specialty is green crushed Rhodian olives which are perfect for snacking on or using in recipes. Olive bread is quite popular on the island!
A variety of cheeses are produced on the island, including goat cheese, feta, kefalotyri, and mizithra.
The wine is Rhodes’ most well-known product. Winemaking has been a tradition in Rhodes since antiquity, thanks to the excellent land and steady sun. There are much too many wineries on the island, Cair, and Emery, producing superior quality wines like the dry wines Ilios and Grand Maitre, as well as the dry red wine Chevalier de Rhodes. There are several additional small vineyards on the island, mainly at Attaviros and Prophet Elias.
The climate on Rhodes is ideal for grape growing, so it’s no surprise that they produce local wine. Red, white, and rosé varieties are all available.
7. Local Rhodes cuisine:
There are so many foods to choose from that it’s difficult to know where to begin. Don’t leave without trying the lakani (goat, chickpeas, and coarsely ground wheat known as chondros, spiced with cumin and baked overnight in a ceramic pot), pitaroudia (fried tomato balls with onion), cuttlefish risotto (cooked with fresh fish cuttlefish ink), talagoutes (pancakes with honey, grated almonds, and sesame seeds), giaprakia coarsely (snails fried in red sauce with onions and cumin).
The local cuisine list goes on and on. All washed down with a glass of Rhodian wine or a locally made lager.
8. Products of Rhodes: Ceramics and Herbs:
Ceramics with beautiful designs and hues. The majority of the factories sell directly to the public. Pottery may also be purchased in supermarkets and tourist stores.
Another high-quality local product is embroidered linen and crochet work, which may be found at low prices. Herbs are a wonderful investment here. Rigani (Oregano), Vasilikos (Sweet Basil), Faskomilio (Sage), and Hamomille (Camomile) are the most prevalent. Hamomille (Camomile) is a plant used in Greece as a cure-all for anything from an unsettled stomach to rashes, cold, and dry eyes. Grocery shops provide a large range of both packets and little plastic boxes. Other noteworthy buys include olive oil, olives, ouzo, and sponges.
Rhodes is well-known for its umbrellas, which come in a variety of colors and patterns and are reasonably priced. They make a lovely keepsake, and you’ll definitely need them when you get home. Every Wednesday and Saturday, the major fruit market in Rhodes town is a must-see.
A visit to a traditional bakery and women’s cooperatives, wineries, and distilleries, mostly in Rhodes’ hilly districts, is a worthwhile experience. It’s recommended to go to the pen in Markets in Rhodes, which are open four days a week: Every Wednesday and Saturday at St Dimitrios.
Whether you’re looking for a souvenir to take home or simply want to enjoy some delicious local products, be sure to check out these local products of Rhodes Island!